Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Monster Active Regions - 4th June

Monster Active Region by Mark Townley
Monster Active Region, a photo by Mark Townley on Flickr.

In the run up to the transit of Venus, I managed to grab a gap in between the clouds to image this melee of solar magnetism that has formed one of the largest active region groupings of recent years: Comprising of AR11493, AR11496, AR11498 & AR11499 there is considerable activity going on. As it gradually becomes geo-effective the risk of flaring causing spaceweather effects here on Earth also increases.